US Patent No: 7,680,522

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Method and apparatus for detecting misapplied sensors

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A method and system are provided for determining whether a spectrophotometric sensor is misapplied. In one embodiment, a spectrophotometric sensor is provided with a strain sensor configures to provide a signal related to the curvature of the spectrophotometric sensor. In such an embodiment, the signal may be compared, such as by an associated monitor, with an expected signal value. Based upon this comparison, a determination may be made whether or not the spectrophotometric sensor is misapplied.

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA4614

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Andersohn, Lutz Oakland, US 8 175
Andriola, Pete Alamo, US 1 16

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5,666,952 Tissue transmitted light sensor 106 1996
5,995,859 Method and apparatus for accurately measuring the saturated oxygen in arterial blood by substantially eliminating noise from the measurement signal 208 1997
6,154,667 Pulse oximeter probe 205 1998
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6,453,184 Device for measuring light absorption materials in blood 130 2000
6,671,526 Probe and apparatus for determining concentration of light-absorbing materials in living tissue 202 2000
6,665,551 Current driving system of light emitting diode 125 2000
6,546,267 Biological sensor 231 2000
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2003/0100,840 Pulse photometry probe 92 2002
6,780,158 Signal processing method and pulse wave signal processing method 128 2002
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5,673,692 Single site, multi-variable patient monitor 252 1995
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MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
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6,571,114 Medical measurement apparatus 96 2001
 
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6,461,305 Pressure applicator devices particularly useful for non-invasive detection of medical conditions 197 2000
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6,026,314 Method and device for noninvasive measurements of concentrations of blood components 181 1998
6,714,805 Method and apparatus for noninvasively monitoring hemoglobin concentration and oxygen saturation 131 2002
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BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
6,498,942 Optoacoustic monitoring of blood oxygenation 153 2000
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NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH), U.S. DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS), U.S. GOVERNMENT (1)
6,397,091 Manual and automatic probe calibration 541 1999
 
SPACELABS HEALTHCARE, LLC (5)
5,680,857 Alignment guide system for transmissive pulse oximetry sensors 163 1992
5,687,722 System and method for the algebraic derivation of physiological signals 134 1995
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6,850,787 Signal component processor 472 2002
 
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6,222,189 Methods of enhancing optical signals by mechanical manipulation in non-invasive testing 154 1998
6,411,832 Method of improving reproducibility of non-invasive measurements 106 1999
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AVL Medical Instruments AG (2)
4,890,619 System for the measurement of the content of a gas in blood, in particular the oxygen saturation of blood 153 1987
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4,867,557 Reflection type oximeter for applying light pulses to a body tissue to measure oxygen saturation 213 1988
4,974,591 Bio-photosensor 200 1988
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6,453,183 Cerebral oxygenation monitor 109 2000
 
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
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Imagenix, Inc. (1)
6,622,034 Oximeter sensor with functional liner 114 2002
 
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5,425,362 Fetal sensor device 148 1993
6,308,089 Limited use medical probe 305 1999
6,339,715 Method and apparatus for processing a physiological signal 147 1999
6,449,501 Pulse oximeter with signal sonification 141 2000
6,647,280 Method and apparatus for processing a physiological signal 116 2002
6,711,425 Pulse oximeter with calibration stabilization 196 2002
 
SQUARE ONE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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6,456,862 Method for non-invasive spectrophotometric blood oxygenation monitoring 132 2001
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PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
6,801,798 Body-member-illuminating pressure cuff for use in optical noninvasive measurement of blood parameters 177 2002
 
DAEDULUS 1, L.L.C. (1)
5,978,691 Device and method for noninvasive continuous determination of blood gases, pH, hemoglobin level, and oxygen content 169 1997
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF, THE (1)
7,047,055 Fetal pulse oximetry 126 2001
 
PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEM-OREGON (2)
6,421,549 Adaptive calibration pulsed oximetry method and device 129 2000
6,760,609 Adaptive calibration pulsed oximetry method and device 130 2002
 
Picker International, Inc. (1)
5,323,776 MRI compatible pulse oximetry system 173 1992
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (1)
4,807,630 Apparatus and method for use in pulse oximeters 142 1987
 
WOOLSTHORPE TECHNOLOGIES (3)
6,480,729 Method for determining blood constituents 158 2001
6,819,950 Method for noninvasive continuous determination of physiologic characteristics 157 2001
6,719,705 Device and method for noninvasive continuous determination of physiologic characteristics 139 2002
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (6)
6,144,867 Self-piercing pulse oximeter sensor assembly 106 1999
6,253,098 Disposable pulse oximeter assembly and protective cover therefor 112 1999
6,256,524 Pulse oximeter sensor combined with a combination oropharyngeal airway and bite block 123 1999
6,263,223 Method for monitoring arterial oxygen saturation 119 1999
6,266,547 Nasopharyngeal airway with reflectance pulse oximeter sensor 96 1999
6,470,200 Pacifier pulse oximeter sensor 110 2001
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
5,213,099 Ear canal pulse/oxygen saturation measuring device 142 1991
 
PALCO LABS, INC. (1)
6,618,602 Method and apparatus for simultaneously determining a patient's identification and blood oxygen saturation 130 2002
 
CYBRO MEDICAL, LTD. (1)
2002/0042,558 Pulse oximeter and method of operation 207 2001
 
Kestrel Labs, Inc. (2)
6,647,279 Hybrid optical delivery system for photoplethysmography 100 2002
6,754,515 Stabilization of noisy optical sources in photoplethysmography 129 2002
 
E.P. LIMITED (1)
5,978,693 Apparatus and method for reduction of motion artifact 132 1998
 
PERKINELMER INSTRUMENTS LLC (1)
6,430,513 Monitoring constituents of an animal organ using statistical correlation 129 2000
 
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION (8)
5,058,588 Oximeter and medical sensor therefor 247 1989
5,287,853 Adapter cable for connecting a pulsoximetry sensor unit to a medical measuring device 133 1992
5,349,519 Method for digitally processing signals containing information regarding arterial blood flow 112 1993
5,413,102 Medical sensor 112 1994
5,517,988 Method for detecting an irregular state in a non-invasive pulse oximeter system 147 1994
6,083,157 Method and apparatus for the non-invasive determination of the concentration of a component 107 1998
6,122,535 Method and apparatus for determining the concentration of a component 172 1998
6,725,074 Quality indicator for measurement signals, in particular, for medical measurement signals such as those used in measuring oxygen saturation 184 2002
 
HITACHI MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
2006/0058,594 Measuring probe and living body optical measuring device 97 2003
 
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5,239,185 Method and equipment for measuring absorptance of light scattering materials using plural wavelengths of light 106 1992
 
KOWA COMPANY, LTD. (2)
5,522,388 Pulse spectrometer 129 1994
5,575,285 Apparatus for measuring oxygen saturation 191 1994
 
Sirraya, Inc. (1)
5,348,003 Method and apparatus for chemical analysis 373 1992
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
6,519,484 Pulse oximetry sensor 110 2000
6,801,802 System and method for selecting physiological data from a plurality of physiological data sources 148 2001
7,305,262 Apparatus and method for acquiring oximetry and electrocardiogram signals 103 2003
 
OXFORD UNIVERSITY INNOVATION LIMITED (1)
2003/0187,337 Combining measurements from different sensors 171 2003
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
5,483,646 Memory access control method and system for realizing the same 119 1994
 
NellcorPuritan Bennett Incorporated (2)
7,016,715 Selection of preset filter parameters based on signal quality 112 2003
7,039,538 Pulse oximeter with separate ensemble averaging for oxygen saturation and heart rate 39 2004
 
NIPPON COLIN, LTD., (1)
4,714,080 Method and apparatus for noninvasive monitoring of arterial blood oxygen saturation 182 1986
 
WILLIAMS, JOAN (1)
6,589,172 Switching device for an array of multiple medical sensors 102 2001
 
NELLCOR, INCORPORATED (11)
5,402,777 Methods and devices for facilitated non-invasive oxygen monitoring 132 1992
5,348,004 Electronic processor for pulse oximeter 188 1993
5,555,882 Method and apparatus for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments 153 1994
5,524,617 Isolated layer pulse oximetry 139 1995
5,995,856 Non-contact optical monitoring of physiological parameters 254 1995
5,662,106 Oximeter with motion detection for alarm modification 176 1996
5,746,206 Isolated layer pulse oximetry 143 1996
6,272,363 Pulse oximeter and sensor optimized for low saturation 146 1998
6,370,408 Medical sensor with amplitude independent output 127 1999
6,662,033 Pulse oximeter and sensor optimized for low saturation 143 2001
2005/0143,634 Method and apparatus for estimating a physiological parameter 64 2005
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT IRELAND (1)
7,248,910 Physiological parameter monitoring system and sensor assembly for same 122 2002
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED (110)
4,802,486 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 257 1985
4,685,464 Durable sensor for detecting optical pulses 306 1985
4,621,643 Calibrated optical oximeter probe 372 1986
4,653,498 Pulse oximeter monitor 407 1986
4,800,495 Method and apparatus for processing signals used in oximetry 272 1986
4,819,646 Feedback-controlled method and apparatus for processing signals used in oximetry 159 1986
4,859,056 Multiple-pulse method and apparatus for use in oximetry 145 1986
4,869,253 Method and apparatus for indicating perfusion and oxygen saturation trends in oximetry 234 1986
4,913,150 Method and apparatus for the automatic calibration of signals employed in oximetry 295 1986
4,700,708 Calibrated optical oximeter probe 371 1986
4,830,014 Sensor having cutaneous conformance 250 1987
4,770,179 Calibrated optical oximeter probe 240 1987
4,869,254 Method and apparatus for calculating arterial oxygen saturation 290 1988
4,911,167 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 392 1988
4,938,218 Perinatal pulse oximetry sensor 359 1988
4,928,692 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 230 1988
4,892,101 Method and apparatus for offsetting baseline portion of oximeter signal 193 1989
4,934,372 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 276 1989
5,259,381 Apparatus for the automatic calibration of signals employed in oximetry 240 1989
5,078,136 Method and apparatus for calculating arterial oxygen saturation based plethysmographs including transients 238 1989
5,109,849 Perinatal pulse oximetry sensor 188 1990
5,099,842 Perinatal pulse oximetry probe 156 1990
5,228,440 Fetal pulse oximetry apparatus and method of use 125 1990
* 5,226,417 Apparatus for the detection of motion transients 208 1991
5,218,962 Multiple region pulse oximetry probe and oximeter 223 1991
5,267,563 Oximeter sensor with perfusion enhancing 158 1991
5,351,685 Condensed oximeter system with noise reduction software 203 1991
5,209,230 Adhesive pulse oximeter sensor with reusable portion 249 1991
5,247,932 Sensor for intrauterine use 250 1991
5,246,002 Noise insensitive pulse transmittance oximeter 198 1992
5,246,003 Disposable pulse oximeter sensor 267 1992
RE35122 Method and apparatus for detecting optical pulses 216 1992
5,377,675 Method and apparatus for improved fetus contact with fetal probe 113 1992
5,368,224 Method for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments 399 1992
5,368,026 Oximeter with motion detection for alarm modification 229 1993
5,469,845 Disposable pulse oximeter sensor 217 1993
5,485,847 Pulse oximeter using a virtual trigger for heart rate synchronization 142 1993
5,392,777 Oximeter sensor with perfusion enhancing 151 1993
5,560,355 Medical sensor with amplitude independent output 182 1993
5,507,286 Method and apparatus for improving the durability of a sensor 123 1993
5,421,329 Pulse oximeter sensor optimized for low saturation 175 1994
5,533,507 Condensed oximeter system with noise reduction software 142 1994
5,743,260 Fetal pulse oximetry apparatus and method of use 128 1995
5,782,237 Pulse oximeter and sensor optimized for low saturation 151 1995
RE36000 Adhesive pulse oximeter sensor with reusable portion 168 1995
5,577,500 Condensed oximeter system with noise reduction software 132 1995
5,779,630 Medical sensor with modulated encoding scheme 167 1995
5,673,693 Method and apparatus for improving the durability of a sensor 143 1995
5,678,544 Disposable pulse oximeter sensor 197 1995
5,676,141 Electronic processor for pulse oximeters 189 1995
5,743,263 Pulse Oximeter using a virtual trigger for heart rate synchronization 164 1995
5,839,439 Oximeter sensor with rigid inner housing and pliable overmold 159 1995
5,660,567 Medical sensor connector with removable encoding device 346 1995
5,724,967 Noise reduction apparatus for low level analog signals 103 1995
5,810,724 Reusable sensor accessory containing a conformable spring activated rubber sleeved clip 168 1995
5,807,247 Method and apparatus for facilitating compatibility between pulse oximeters and sensor probes 175 1995
5,818,985 Optical oximeter probe adapter 144 1995
5,746,697 Medical diagnostic apparatus with sleep mode 241 1996
5,797,841 Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor 142 1996
5,713,355 Method and apparatus for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments 161 1996
5,752,914 Continuous mesh EMI shield for pulse oximetry sensor 147 1996
5,853,364 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 337 1996
5,842,982 Infant neonatal pulse oximeter sensor 120 1996
5,776,058 Pressure-attached presenting part fetal pulse oximetry sensor 115 1996
5,813,980 Fetal pulse oximetry sensor with remote securing mechanism 119 1996
5,823,952 Pulse oximeter sensor with differential slip coefficient 147 1996
5,727,547 Presenting part fetal oximeter sensor with securing mechanism for providing tension to scalp attachment 98 1996
5,803,910 Condensed oximeter system and method with noise reduction software 148 1996
5,961,450 Medical sensor with amplitude independent output 133 1996
5,782,756 Method and apparatus for in vivo blood constituent analysis 150 1996
5,851,179 Pulse oximeter sensor with articulating head 144 1996
6,018,673 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 247 1996
5,830,136 Gel pad optical sensor 210 1996
5,921,921 Pulse oximeter with sigma-delta converter 166 1996
6,195,575 Fetal sensor which self-inflates using capillary force 97 1997
5,924,982 Oximeter sensor with user-modifiable color surface 100 1997
6,115,621 Oximetry sensor with offset emitters and detector 132 1997
5,910,108 Method and apparatus for improving the durability of a sensor 152 1997
5,924,979 Medical diagnostic apparatus with sleep mode 255 1997
5,885,213 Method and apparatus for reducing ambient noise effects in electronic monitoring instruments 153 1997
5,916,155 Fetal sensor with securing balloons remote from optics 113 1997
5,865,736 Method and apparatus for nuisance alarm reductions 231 1997
5,961,452 Positioning method for pulse oximetry fetal sensor 101 1997
6,023,541 Active optical oximeter probe adapter 169 1998
5,916,154 Method of enhancing performance in pulse oximetry via electrical stimulation 222 1998
6,064,899 Fiber optic oximeter connector with element indicating wavelength shift 103 1998
6,044,283 Medical sensor with modulated encoding scheme 218 1998
6,173,196 Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor 126 1998
6,083,172 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 231 1998
6,112,107 Flexible sensor with bulge enhancing contact 150 1998
6,370,409 Positioning method for pulse oximetry fetal sensor 103 1999
6,374,129 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 177 1999
6,411,833 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 192 1999
6,708,049 Sensor with signature of data relating to sensor 240 2000
6,430,423 Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor 123 2000
6,721,584 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 169 2001
6,836,679 Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering 158 2002
6,671,530 Positioning method for pulse oximetry fetal sensor 97 2002
6,845,256 Motion compatible sensor for non-invasive optical blood analysis 197 2002
6,763,255 Shunt barrier in pulse oximeter sensor 122 2002
6,681,126 Method and apparatus for improving the durability of a sensor 129 2002
2004/0006,261 Oximeter sensor with digital memory encoding patient data 131 2003
7,130,671 Pulse oximeter sensor off detector 110 2004
2004/0162,472 Sensor with signature of data relating to sensor 133 2004
2005/0197,552 Pulse oximeter with alternate heart-rate determination 26 2004
2006/0224,058 Pulse oximetry sensor and technique for using the same on a distal region of a patient's digit 104 2005
2007/0032,710 Bi-stable medical sensor and technique for using the same 87 2005
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2007/0100,220 Adjusting parameters used in pulse oximetry analysis 18 2005
2006/0253,016 Systems and methods to assess one or more body fluid metrics 21 2005
 
CERCACOR LABORATORIES, INC. (5)
5,760,910 Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter 450 1995
5,940,182 Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter 451 1998
6,278,522 Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter 451 1999
7,003,338 Method and apparatus for reducing coupling between signals 388 2003
7,027,849 Blood parameter measurement system 466 2003
 
NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT LLC (11)
5,361,758 Method and device for measuring concentration levels of blood constituents non-invasively 317 1991
5,429,128 Finger receptor 146 1993
5,465,714 Electro-optical sensor for spectrophotometric medical devices 163 1994
5,482,034 Method and apparatus for spectrophotometric cerebral oximetry and the like 179 1994
5,584,296 Patient sensor for optical cerebral oximeters and the like 204 1994
5,645,060 Method and apparatus for removing artifact and noise from pulse oximetry 267 1995
5,795,292 Method for improving signal-to-noise in clinical spectrometric procedures 126 1996
2006/0258,921 Method of analyzing and processing signals 176 2004
7,315,753 Pulse oximeter with parallel saturation calculation modules 120 2004
2005/0085,735 Method and apparatus for estimating a physiological parameter 58 2004
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SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (2)
4,880,304 Optical sensor for pulse oximeter 174 1987
5,094,239 Composite signal implementation for acquiring oximetry signals 104 1989
 
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. (3)
5,437,275 Pulse oximetry sensor 165 1994
6,654,621 Finger oximeter with finger grip suspension system 151 2001
6,643,531 Combination fingerprint and oximetry device 107 2002
 
SMITHS INDUSTRIES MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,431,159 Pulse oximetry 139 1991
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (3)
5,924,980 Method and apparatus for adaptively reducing the level of noise in an acquired signal 175 1998
6,135,952 Adaptive filtering of physiological signals using a modeled synthetic reference signal 144 1999
6,285,894 Method and device for non-invasive in vivo determination of blood constituents 113 1999
 
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
6,681,128 System for noninvasive hematocrit monitoring 116 2001
 
WATERMARK MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,811,538 Sleep apnea risk evaluation 136 2001
7,297,119 Sleep apnea risk evaluation 103 2004
 
SATO, IKUO (1)
5,687,719 Pulse oximeter probe 131 1994
 
IDEAL LIFE INC. (1)
2005/0020,887 Medical monitoring device and system 210 2004
 
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6,385,821 Apparatus for securing an oximeter probe to a patient 113 2000
6,681,454 Apparatus and method for securing an oximeter probe to a patient 124 2002
 
MORTARA INSTRUMENT, INC. (2)
6,697,655 Low power pulse oximeter 137 2001
6,564,077 Method and apparatus for pulse oximetry 147 2001
 
GE HEALTHCARE FINLAND OY (1)
6,912,413 Pulse oximeter 100 2003
 
SARNOFF CORPORATION (1)
7,107,088 Pulse oximetry methods and apparatus for use within an auditory canal 109 2004
 
Futrex, Inc. (2)
5,028,787 Non-invasive measurement of blood glucose 421 1989
5,365,066 Low cost means for increasing measurement sensitivity in LED/IRED near-infrared instruments 118 1992
 
Minolta Co., Ltd. (1)
6,829,496 Blood component measurement apparatus 180 2002
 
Instrumentarium Oy (1)
6,104,938 Procedure, apparatus and detector for the determination of fractional oxygen saturation 176 1998
 
INSTRUMENTARIUM CORP. (5)
5,099,841 Measurement of the composition of blood 115 1990
6,285,895 Measuring sensor for monitoring characteristics of a living tissue 266 1998
6,041,247 Non-invasive optical measuring sensor and measuring method 177 1998
6,791,689 Sensor assembly and method for measuring nitrogen dioxide 101 2000
6,963,767 Pulse oximeter 80 2002
 
RADIOMETER BASEL AG (3)
6,151,107 Method of non-invasive determination of oxygen saturation in tissue in which blood is circulating 111 1999
6,181,959 Detection of parasitic signals during pulsoxymetric measurement 172 1999
6,654,622 Device for the combined measurement of the arterial oxygen saturation and the transcutaneous CO2 partial pressure on an ear lobe 124 1999
 
Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha (4)
4,586,513 Noninvasive device for photoelectrically measuring the property of arterial blood 218 1983
4,714,341 Multi-wavelength oximeter having a means for disregarding a poor signal 359 1985
4,694,833 Noninvasive device for photoelectrically measuring the property of arterial blood 189 1986
4,942,877 Device for measuring oxygen saturation degree in arterial blood 323 1987
 
Nonin Medical, Inc. (2)
5,792,052 Finger clip pulse oximeter 183 1995
5,800,349 Offset pulse oximeter sensor 193 1997
 
Scico, Inc. (1)
5,596,986 Blood oximeter 160 1993
 
COVIDIEN LP (66)
5,960,610 Method of curving a fetal sensor 96 1997
6,035,223 Method and apparatus for determining the state of an oximetry sensor 150 1997
6,094,592 Methods and apparatus for estimating a physiological parameter using transforms 253 1998
6,226,539 Pulse oximeter having a low power led drive 143 1999
6,298,252 Oximeter sensor with encoder connected to detector 149 1999
6,351,658 Multiple-code oximeter calibration element 135 1999
6,356,774 Oximeter sensor with encoded temperature characteristic 277 1999
6,466,808 Single device for both heating and temperature measurement in an oximeter sensor 122 1999
6,463,310 Method and circuit for storing and providing historical physiological data 176 2000
6,675,031 Method and circuit for indicating quality and accuracy of physiological measurements 175 2000
6,381,480 Method and apparatus for monitoring fetal cerebral oxygenation during childbirth 119 2000
6,490,466 Interconnect circuit between non-compatible oximeter and sensor 129 2000
6,571,113 Oximeter sensor adapter with coding element 139 2000
6,591,122 Device and method for monitoring body fluid and electrolyte disorders 203 2001
6,801,797 Pulse oximeter sensor with piece-wise function 225 2001
6,615,065 Multi-channel non-invasive tissue oximeter 208 2001
6,754,516 Nuisance alarm reductions in a physiological monitor 181 2001
6,719,686 Fetal probe having an optical imaging device 110 2001
6,553,241 Oximeter sensor with digital memory encoding sensor expiration data 408 2001
6,591,123 Oximeter sensor with digital memory recording sensor data 161 2001
6,600,940 Oximeter sensor with digital memory 160 2001
6,606,510 Oximeter sensor with digital memory encoding patient data 131 2001
6,628,975 Oximeter sensor with digital memory storing data 139 2001
6,701,170 Blind source separation of pulse oximetry signals 209 2001
6,839,579 Temperature indicating oximetry sensor 128 2001
6,694,160 Pulse oximeter sensor with widened metal strip 108 2001
6,748,254 Stacked adhesive optical sensor 154 2002
7,006,856 Signal quality metrics design for qualifying data for a physiological monitor 143 2003
7,085,597 Oximeter sensor with digital memory recording sensor data 108 2003
7,236,811 Device and method for monitoring body fluid and electrolyte disorders 151 2003
7,047,056 Hat-based oximeter sensor 117 2003
7,079,880 Blind source separation of pulse oximetry signals 102 2003
7,289,837 Forehead sensor placement 29 2003
2004/0117,891 Headband with tension indicator 106 2003
7,162,288 Techniques for detecting heart pulses and reducing power consumption in sensors 97 2004
7,194,293 Selection of ensemble averaging weights for a pulse oximeter based on signal quality metrics 61 2004
2005/0197,579 Method and apparatus for optical detection of mixed venous and arterial blood pulsation in tissue 55 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 58 2004
7,277,741 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 40 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 58 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 58 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 58 2004
2005/0203,357 Pulse oximetry motion artifact rejection using near infrared absorption by water 58 2004
2004/0171,920 Pulse oximeter sensor with piece-wise function 142 2004
7,113,815 Stacked adhesive optical sensor 112 2004
7,123,950 Nuisance alarm reductions in a physiological monitor 163 2004
2007/0068,527 Method and system for determining when to reposition a physiological sensor 3 2005
2007/0073,121 Medical sensor for reducing motion artifacts and technique for using the same 75 2005
2006/0030,764 Method and circuit for indicating quality and accuracy of physiological measurements 133 2005
2007/0077,200 Method and system for controlled maintenance of hypoxia for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes 122 2005
2007/0118,027 Method for evaluating extracellular water concentration in tissue 22 2005
2006/0135,860 Signal quality metrics design for qualifying data for a physiological monitor 15 2005
2007/0179,369 System and method for detection of unstable oxygen saturation 18 2006
2006/0195,028 Hat-based oximeter sensor 116 2006
7,209,774 Pulse oximeter with separate ensemble averaging for oxygen saturation and heart rate 23 2006
2006/0276,700 Stacked adhesive optical sensor 58 2006
2006/0264,726 Forehead sensor placement 34 2006
2006/0264,727 Forehead sensor placement 27 2006
2006/0281,984 Forehead sensor placement 29 2006
2007/0032,712 Unitary medical sensor assembly and technique for using the same 85 2006
2007/0032,715 Compliant diaphragm medical sensor and technique for using the same 78 2006
2007/0073,125 Medical sensor for reducing motion artifacts and technique for using the same 66 2006
2007/0073,128 Medical sensor for reducing motion artifacts and technique for using the same 64 2006
2007/0073,126 Medical sensor and technique for using the same 88 2006
2007/0106,137 Pulse oximetry signal correction using near infrared absorption by water 33 2006
2007/0208,242 Selection of ensemble averaging weights for a pulse oximeter based on signal quality metrics 7 2007
 
VIOPTIX, INC. (2)
6,597,931 System and method for absolute oxygen saturation 145 2000
6,587,703 System and method for measuring absolute oxygen saturation 142 2001
 
NON-INVASIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (6)
6,192,260 Methods and apparatus for examining tissue in vivo using the decay characteristics of scattered electromagnetic radiation 124 1992
5,353,799 Examination of subjects using photon migration with high directionality techniques 205 1992
5,564,417 Pathlength corrected oximeter and the like 256 1993
5,553,614 Examination of biological tissue using frequency domain spectroscopy 242 1993
5,779,631 Spectrophotometer for measuring the metabolic condition of a subject 286 1995
6,263,221 Quantitative analyses of biological tissue using phase modulation spectroscopy 146 1997
 
MISAWA HOMES INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, NO. 4-5, TAKAIDOHIGASHI 2-CHOME, SUGINAMI-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN (1)
4,971,062 Fingertip pulse wave sensor 177 1989
 
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. (1)
6,594,512 Method and apparatus for estimating a physiological parameter from a physiological signal 106 2001
 
FIRST BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (3)
4,773,422 Single channel pulse oximeter 258 1987
RE33643 Pulse oximeter with circuit leakage and ambient light compensation 147 1990
5,490,523 Finger clip pulse oximeter 183 1994
 
Misawa Homes Institute of Research and Development (1)
5,065,749 Fingertip pulse wave sensor 175 1990
 
SOMANETICS CORPORATION (3)
5,140,989 Examination instrument for optical-response diagnostic apparatus 152 1986
5,217,013 Patient sensor for optical cerebral oximeter and the like 199 1991
5,902,235 Optical cerebral oximeter 195 1996
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (118)
5,431,170 Pulse responsive device 601 1992
5,337,744 Low noise finger cot probe 526 1993
5,490,505 Signal processing apparatus 691 1993
5,482,036 Signal processing apparatus and method 665 1994
5,452,717 Finger-cot probe 513 1994
5,632,272 Signal processing apparatus 668 1994
5,638,818 Low noise optical probe 500 1994
5,758,644 Manual and automatic probe calibration 618 1995
5,769,785 Signal processing apparatus and method 559 1995
5,645,440 Patient cable connector 485 1995
D393830 Patient cable connector 469 1995
5,782,757 Low-noise optical probes 566 1995
5,685,299 Signal processing apparatus 544 1995
5,823,950 Manual and automatic probe calibration 470 1996
6,088,607 Low noise optical probe 564 1997
5,934,925 Patient cable connector 479 1997
6,002,952 Signal processing apparatus and method 685 1997
6,157,850 Signal processing apparatus 577 1997
5,890,929 Shielded medical connector 463 1997
6,081,735 Signal processing apparatus 777 1997
6,263,222 Signal processing apparatus 623 1997
6,184,521 Photodiode detector with integrated noise shielding 470 1998
5,919,134 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 488 1998
6,011,986 Manual and automatic probe calibration 571 1998
5,995,855 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 548 1998
6,525,386 Non-protruding optoelectronic lens 487 1998
5,997,343 Patient cable sensor switch 458 1998
6,229,856 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 483 1998
6,067,462 Signal processing apparatus and method 578 1998
6,256,523 Low-noise optical probes 532 1998
6,036,642 Signal processing apparatus and method 530 1998
6,236,872 Signal processing apparatus 513 1998
6,144,868 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 426 1999
6,334,065 Stereo pulse oximeter 556 1999
6,285,896 Fetal pulse oximetry sensor 460 1999
6,321,100 Reusable pulse oximeter probe with disposable liner 413 1999
6,349,228 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 477 1999
6,343,224 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 421 1999
6,580,086 Shielded optical probe and method 533 1999
6,206,830 Signal processing apparatus and method 516 1999
6,165,005 Patient cable sensor switch 453 1999
6,377,829 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 502 1999
6,152,754 Circuit board based cable connector 491 1999
6,463,311 Plethysmograph pulse recognition processor 520 1999
6,606,511 Pulse oximetry pulse indicator 543 2000
6,515,273 System for indicating the expiration of the useful operating life of a pulse oximetry sensor 486 2000
6,584,336 Universal/upgrading pulse oximeter 551 2000
6,360,114 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 503 2000
6,699,194 Signal processing apparatus and method 557 2000
6,430,525 Variable mode averager 460 2000
6,526,300 Pulse oximeter probe-off detection system 455 2000
6,470,199 Elastic sock for positioning an optical probe 471 2000
6,697,656 Pulse oximetry sensor compatible with multiple pulse oximetry systems 448 2000
6,770,028 Dual-mode pulse oximeter 506 2000
6,519,487 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 413 2000
6,280,213 Patient cable connector 475 2000
6,542,764 Pulse oximeter monitor for expressing the urgency of the patient's condition 465 2000
6,643,530 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 456 2000
6,501,975 Signal processing apparatus and method 549 2001
6,684,091 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage method 406 2001
6,541,756 Shielded optical probe having an electrical connector 505 2001
6,388,240 Shielded optical probe and method having a longevity indication 530 2001
6,684,090 Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator 612 2001
6,792,300 Low-noise optical probes for reducing light piping 450 2001
2002/0026,109 Low-noise optical probes 106 2001
6,721,585 Universal modular pulse oximeter probe for use with reusable and disposable patient attachment devices 402 2001
6,597,933 Pulse oximetry sensor adapter 465 2001
6,678,543 Optical probe and positioning wrap 554 2001
6,745,060 Signal processing apparatus 507 2001
6,650,917 Signal processing apparatus 537 2001
6,671,531 Sensor wrap including foldable applicator 503 2001
6,654,624 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 512 2001
6,760,607 Ribbon cable substrate pulse oximetry sensor 434 2001
6,714,804 Stereo pulse oximeter 467 2001
6,658,276 Pulse oximeter user interface 518 2002
RE38492 Signal processing apparatus and method 477 2002
6,725,075 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 468 2002
6,985,764 Flex circuit shielded optical sensor 419 2002
6,697,658 Low power pulse oximeter 520 2002
RE38476 Signal processing apparatus 486 2002
6,735,459 Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage apparatus 413 2002
6,813,511 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 459 2002
2003/0045,785 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 19 2002
6,816,741 Plethysmograph pulse recognition processor 474 2002
6,934,570 Physiological sensor combination 444 2002
6,826,419 Signal processing apparatus and method 467 2002
6,830,711 Mold tool for an optoelectronic element 439 2003
7,067,893 Optoelectronic element with a non-protruding lens 385 2003
7,225,006 Attachment and optical probe 348 2003
6,822,564 Parallel measurement alarm processor 512 2003
6,950,687 Isolation and communication element for a resposable pulse oximetry sensor 431 2003
6,861,639 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 456 2003
6,771,994 Pulse oximeter probe-off detection system 452 2003
6,850,788 Physiological measurement communications adapter 443 2003
7,132,641 Shielded optical probe having an electrical connector 392 2003
6,993,371 Pulse oximetry sensor adaptor 465 2003
2004/0147,823 Pulse oximetry sensor adaptor 15 2003
7,096,054 Low noise optical housing 375 2003
6,898,452 Stereo pulse oximeter 427 2003
7,254,433 Signal processing apparatus 381 2003
2004/0068,164 Signal processing apparatus 140 2003
7,096,052 Optical probe including predetermined emission wavelength based on patient type 369 2003
7,003,339 Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system 402 2003
7,142,901 Parameter compensated physiological monitor 369 2003
2004/0158,134 Pulse oximeter probe-off detector 16 2003
6,996,427 Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator 531 2003
7,039,449 Resposable pulse oximetry sensor 410 2003
2004/0147,824 Manual and automatic probe calibration 107 2004
7,295,866 Low power pulse oximeter 343 2004
7,215,984 Signal processing apparatus 487 2004
2004/0204,637 Signal processing apparatus and method 131 2004
2004/0210,146 Signal processing apparatus 113 2004
7,024,233 Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator 419 2004
2005/0043,600 Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise 118 2004
7,254,434 Variable pressure reusable sensor 353 2004
7,280,858 Pulse oximetry sensor 363 2005
2005/0277,819 Physiological sensor combination 121 2005
2006/0084,852 Flex circuit shielded optical sensor 15 2005
 
BCI, INC. (1)
5,558,096 Blood pulse detection method using autocorrelation 123 1995
 
SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (2)
6,113,541 Noninvasive blood chemistry measurement method and system 112 1998
2004/0098,009 Method and apparatus for body fluid sampling and analyte sensing 244 2003
 
MALLINCKRODT INC. (1)
7,198,778 Tumor-targeted optical contrast agents 108 2003
 
XOETRONICS, LLC (1)
5,871,442 Photonic molecular probe 132 1997
 
ARISTO MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,417,207 Apparatus for the invasive use of oximeter probes 147 1993
 
RESPIRONICSNOVAMETRIX, INC. (1)
5,999,834 Disposable adhesive wrap for use with reusable pulse oximetry sensor and method of making 133 1998
 
PURITAN-BENNETT CORPORATION (2)
4,883,353 Pulse oximeter 185 1988
4,883,055 Artificially induced blood pulse for use with a pulse oximeter 251 1988
 
Invivo Research, Inc. (1)
4,948,248 Blood constituent measuring device and method 192 1989
 
NOSTIX, LLC (1)
6,802,812 Noninvasive optical sensor for measuring near infrared light absorbing analytes 114 2001
 
United States of America (1)
5,040,539 Pulse oximeter for diagnosis of dental pulp pathology 110 1989
 
MARQUETTE MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,061,584 Pulse oximetry sensor 133 1998
 
Marquette Electronics, Inc. (1)
5,339,810 Pulse oximetry sensor 126 1993
 
Essential Medical Devices (4)
5,810,723 Non-invasive carboxyhemoglobin analyer 137 1996
6,064,898 Non-invasive blood component analyzer 259 1998
6,397,093 Non-invasive carboxyhemoglobin analyzer 138 2000
6,615,064 Non-invasive blood component analyzer 250 2000
 
U.S. ALCOHOL TESTING OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
5,066,859 Hematocrit and oxygen saturation blood analyzer 235 1990
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